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On the Existence of Digital Objects$
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Yuk Hui

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780816698905

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816698905.001.0001

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Digital Objects and Ontologies

Digital Objects and Ontologies

(p.75) Chapter 2 Digital Objects and Ontologies
On the Existence of Digital Objects

Bernard Stiegler

University of Minnesota Press

Chapter 2 starts by setting up two oppositions: 1) ontologies vs Ontology, and 2) semantics vs syntax. It surveys different notions of ontologies and objects in computation as well as in philosophy, through the work of Tom Gruber, Barry Smith, Brian Cantwell Smith, Etienne Gilson, Edmund Husserl and Martin Heidegger.

Keywords:   semantics, syntax, ontology, computation, Tom Gruber, Barry Smith, Brian Cantwell Smith, Etienne Gilson, Edmund Husserl, Martin Heidegger

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